Combining the study of English with Philosophy to acquire knowledge related to your professional, academic, or social activities will sharpen your competitive advantage.
Apply now to take the opportunity of a free online English with Philosophy placement test and arrange a talk with a tutor to receive feedback, grading, and best advice.
Elcox alumni state that online private tuition is a powerful and efficient element of our courses, as it motivates, inspires, and leads to a proper understanding of English.
Tutorial assignments combine free prescribed reading materials, AV lectures, and online private tuition for an experience modelled on study at the University of Oxford.
After you enrol for a structured English with Philosophy course, you will receive comprehensive guidelines for commencing work on Tutorial 1.
These guidelines will contain links to prescribed reading materials, AV Lectures, and advice from your private tutor concerning writing style and argumentation.
A study assignment requires close attention to the prescribed reading and AV lectures, and a written essay that displays use of English and a grasp of the subject matter.
During a one-hour tutorial, your tutor will assess your essay for use of English, philosophical content, and exchange ideas with you on the issues you have addressed.
Philosophy is relevant to the workplace where critical reasoning and analytical rigour can provide balance for trouble-shooting, project management, and teamwork.
These skills are valued in the fields of manufacturing, marketing, advertising, media production, journalism, IT, the professions, education, sport, and government process.
Philosophy scrutinises belief and opinion, society, the world, the limits and quality of knowledge, choice of moral values, exercise of free will, and obligations to posterity.
Other questions consider the possibility of democratic government, whether man is ultimately selfish, how mind and body interact, and the nature of identity.
Courses in philosophy are voyages of discovery that will open your mind to new ways of looking at the world. We offer seven subjects which may be combined:
Plato's Republic; Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics; the History of Philosophy from Descartes to Kant; Philosophy of Religion; Epistemology and Metaphysics (Knowledge and Reality); the Theory of Politics; Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. Other courses will be considered on request.